SEEK ’13

A workshop organized as part of expansion of the student base and to broaden the ASAP skill bouquet as per industry requirements

SEEK’13 was conducted at Co-Bank Towers and Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram on 5th and 6th of November, 2013. The objective of the workshop was to develop synergy between key players in the area of skill training. The finer objectives of the programme included programme/course identification and curriculum development, networking, forging relationships and knowledge sharing. The inaugural session commenced with the welcome speech by Dr. K.M. Abraham CFA IAS, Additional Chief Secretary (Higher Education) Government of Kerala. Hon. Chief Minister, Shri. Oommen Chandy, Shri. P.K Abdu Rabb, Honorable Minister for Education, Shri. G. Vijayaraghavan, Member, State Planning Board and Shri. Kesavendra Kumar IAS, Director, Higher Secondary Education graced the occasion. Shri. S. Ramadorai, Chairman, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was unable to attend the function and his address was read out. The valedictory sessions saw the signing of MoU by the Government of Kerala with Agriculture Skill Council of India, Gem and Jewellery Sector Skill Council and Institute of Palliative Medicine. SEEK’13 showcased the potential offered by ASAP in skill training, brought skill providers of the country to a single platform and explored new training possibilities in the highly promising job sectors. There were three important sessions such as From the Dias of Inauguration ASAP Annual Report 2013 – 14 20 Technical Sessions, Knowledge sharing sessions and Business sessions. Technical Sessions focused on identification of skill gaps and HR challenges faced by industries. During the Knowledge sharing sessions, the focus was on sharing of information on novel schemes, best practices and technological innovations in the skill development domain.